Tyra Banks is doing a little damage control following Saturday’s melee that resulted in six injuries and three arrests for disorderly conduct and inciting a riot during an audition for the next season of America’s Next Top Model in NYC.
In a statement, Banks, the show’s host and executive producer, said the following:
"To all the Top Model hopefuls who were affected by the New York casting, we are doing everything we can to make sure that ALL the girls who weren’t seen get an opportunity to audition – we’ll update you on our plans very soon. It is so important to me to redefine beauty, and make sure that everyone gets a fair chance to pursue their dream. I am beyond excited for Cycle 13; for the first time ever, young women 5’7" and under have a shot at becoming America’s Next Top Model! I encourage each girl to come out ready to rock the runway and show off their fiercest pose. I’m rooting for all of you!"